Which 2022 Kia Sportage should I buy?

Wondering which 2022 Kia Sportage to buy? We break down every variant by cost and features – does it have a sunroof? Heated or leather seats? AWD or 4×4? A hybrid option? We find out.

Which 2022 Kia Sportage is the best option? With 11 variants on offer in the Kia Sportage line-up, it depends on your individual needs as to the perfect Sportage for you.

Awarded our 2022 Drive Car of the Year, the Sportage is a practical and stylish SUV offering that has been tuned specifically for Australian roads. The new generation boasts an array of standard equipment even in entry-level models, plus increased spaciousness in the boot and rear seating.

To help you navigate on your purchase journey, we’ve answered some common questions about the 2022 Kia Sportage in Australia, including price and which variants offer AWD, heated and leather seats, a sunroof or extra safety features – plus whatever else your heart desires.

Which 2022 Kia Sportage is best?

The Kia Sportage range is vast, but we recommend the Kia Sportage SX. With a decent list of features, it’s only $2500 more expensive than the base and gets plenty of additions.

These include 18-inch alloy wheels, 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto (wired), power driver’s lumbar adjustment, rain-sensing wipers, dual-zone climate control with auto de-fog, auto up/down windows (front), leather-wrapped shifter and remote-folding second-row seats.

How much is a 2022 Kia Sportage in Australia?

The cheapest Kia Sportage is the Kia Sportage S manual that costs $32,445 before on-road costs or $34,690 drive-away.

The most expensive Kia Sportage is the range-topping GT-Line 2.0 turbo diesel auto AWD that costs $52,370 before on-road costs or $54,990 drive-away.

The cheapest all-wheel-drive Sportage is the 1.6-litre SX+. The cheapest automatic Sportage is the 2.0-litre S AWD (diesel).

  • Sportage S 2.0 petrol manual FWD – $32,445
  • Sportage S 2.0 petrol auto FWD – $34,445
  • Sportage S 2.0 turbo diesel auto AWD – $39,845
  • Sportage SX 2.0 petrol manual FWD – $35,000
  • Sportage SX 2.0 petrol auto FWD – $37,000
  • Sportage SX 2.0 turbo diesel auto AWD – $42,400
  • Sportage SX+ 2.0 petrol auto FWD – $41,500
  • Sportage SX+ 1.6 turbo petrol AWD – $43,500
  • Sportage SX+ 2.0 turbo diesel auto AWD – $46,900
  • Sportage GT-Line 1.6 turbo petrol AWD – $49,370
  • Sportage GT-Line 2.0 turbo diesel auto AWD – $52,370

All prices exclude on-road costs

Is the 2022 Kia Sportage a safe car?

The 2022 Kia Sportage hasn’t been tested by ANCAP or Euro NCAP.

Standard safety features across the range include autonomous emergency braking with junction support, lane-follow assist, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert – with automatic models adding adaptive cruise control, an electric parking brake, and the ability for the blind-spot and rear cross-traffic systems to brake for obstacles. In the way of airbags it includes driver and passenger, front centre, front side airbags and curtain airbags.

The Kia Sportage has received an 8/10 from How Safe Is Your Car.

What fuel does the 2022 Kia Sportage take?

The Kia Sportage is available in both petrol and diesel, with petrol variants only required to run on 91-octane. The Sportage’s fuel tank has a 54L capacity.

Is the 2022 Kia Sportage a fuel-efficient car?

All diesel variants of the Kia Sportage are the most fuel-efficient, with Kia claiming 6.3L of diesel per 100km (on a combined cycle).

The most fuel-efficient petrol model is any of the all-wheel-drive variants, with a claim of 7.2L of petrol per 100km (on a combined cycle).

What does a Kia Sportage compare to?

The Kia Sportage goes head-to-head with the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson and Mazda CX-5.

Which Kia Sportage has leather seats?

Faux leather seat trim is available in the Kia Sportage SX+ variant, while the range-topping GT-Line gets leather seats with suede upper finish.

Which Kia Sportage has a sunroof?

The range-topping Kia Sportage GT-Line offers a panoramic sunroof.

Which Kia Sportage has heated seats?

The Kia Sportage offers heated seats for the front row in both the SX+ and GT-Line grades.

Which Kia Sportage is AWD?

There are six all-wheel-drive models available in the Kia Sportage range. These include the S 2.0 turbo diesel auto, SX 2.0 turbo diesel auto, SX+ 1.6 turbo petrol, SX+ 2.0 turbo diesel auto, GT-Line 1.6 turbo petrol, and the GT-Line 2.0 turbo diesel auto.

Is the Kia Sportage a hybrid?

The Kia Sportage is not available in a plug-in hybrid form in Australia. The hybrid is sold overseas; however, Kia is yet to confirm if it will come to Australia.

Is the Kia Sportage electric?

The Kia Sportage has not been manufactured in electric form.

Is the Kia Sportage a seven-seater?

The Kia Sportage has five seats and is not available in a seven-seater. The Kia Sorento offers seven seats – the step above the Sportage in the brand’s line-up.

Is the Kia Sportage bigger than the Seltos?

The Kia Sportage is bigger than the Kia Seltos. The Seltos sits in the small SUV class measuring in at 4370mm long, 1800mm wide, 1620mm high and has a wheelbase of 2630mm.

The Kia Sportage is 4660mm long, 1865mm wide, 1660mm high and has a wheelbase of 2755mm.

Is the Kia Sportage reliable?

The Kia Sportage is reportedly a reliable vehicle. Should that not be the case, then all Kia models are covered by a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty with seven years of capped-price servicing.

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